How’s this for a powerhouse pairing? Watchmen and Aquaman star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will team up with fellow DCEU alum Dwayne Johnson for a new action movie titled Emergency Contact. Details on the film are being kept under wraps, but it’s described by THR as a “high-concept, high-octane action film set in the underground music scene of Austin, Texas.”
Abdul-Mateen will star and exec-produce, while Johnson will produce through his Seven Bucks label. So far it doesn’t appear that Johnson is taking a role for himself, but things could change especially if it helps get the movie made.
The story comes from writing duo Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani, best known for the recent legal drama The Mauritanian.
Abdul-Mateen is on one Hell of a roll. Coming off his Emmy-winning performance as Dr. Manhattan in HBO’s Watchmen, he gained acclaim for his role as Bobby Seale in The Trial of the Chicago 7. Coming up next are the Candyman reboot, a role in Mad Max: Fury Road prequel Furiosa, the long-awaited The Matrix 4, and a return as Black Manta in Aquaman 2. Damn, son.